• My Favorite Fair Trade Clothing Brands

    If you found this post, then I’m guessing you already know you want to start/continue shopping for Fair Trade Certified clothes, so I won’t go into why I love FTC and what it’s all about here. We’ll save that for another blog post. I’m also going to create a list of ethical clothing brands that aren’t necessarily FTC or World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) certified but do have fair labor and sustainability practices.

    The brands listed here are ones that I’ve shopped at, so it won’t include every Fair Trade clothing brand on the planet. There are many more out there, of course, and I invite you to add them to the comments!

    I do want to address one objection I hear a lot: “Fair Trade is often more expensive than clothing made in a sweat shop.” This is generally true because, for one, Fair Trade workers get paid better. However, the way I look at this is I’d rather have fewer items of clothing that are Fair Trade or ethically made than have tons more clothing that is made on the backs of child or slave labor. So yes, that means that I have less clothes and I’m OK with that! In fact, it goes well with my minimalism mindset and it makes it easier for me to pick out outfits in the morning.


    Women, maternity, men, kids, and baby (and bedding)

    Pact is my go-to for basics like Ts, tanks, undergarments, socks, and simple dresses. By far, this is the place I have bought most of my maternity clothes. They frequently have sales going on, so I would recommend subscribing to their newsletter. They also offer carbon-neutral shipping that costs less than 50-cents!

    Mata Traders


    Dresses! Yes, yes, yes! This is probably my favorite fair trade dress shop, though they do also sell shirts, skirts, and jewelry. Their dresses are very colorful and unique. You can also read about where your clothes are made and the company’s sustainability practices.

    Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel

    Not all of Ingrid and Isabel’s clothing is Fair Trade Certified, but some of them are and I think that deserves some recognition. When shopping you can check the tag for the FTC logo (above). My maternity shorts and jeans are both FTC. They are sold at Target, so it’s very easy online to narrow down the search based on Fair Trade. In the Search bar just type in “Fair Trade jeans” or “Fair Trade shorts.”

    People Tree


    People Tree is based in the UK and has been in the ethical fashion industry since the early 1990s. They have so many different styles and looks that I think most women would find something they like here. People Tree sells tops & bottoms, dresses, underwear, jackets, pj’s, athleisure, and jewelry. They do ship to the US, but the only downside is that returns are difficult when sent from the US back to the UK. Their sizing is different from the US, so if you’re someone who likes to buy pieces in multiple sizes to try them on, I would make sure you understand how much it’ll cost you to ship back the item that doesn’t fit.

    Happy shopping! If there are other Fair Trade brands that you like, let me know.

  • 30. Gloriam Marketing: What Catholics can Learn from Jesus about Marketing

    Emily Ricci is the founder of Gloriam Marketing, a Catholic marketing agency. They work with churches, business and ministries to promote their services in a faith-based way. We talk about:

    • Biblical principles about marketing
    • The temptation to make your number of followers your idol 
    • Marketing tools from the Apostles 
    • How Jesus met people where they were 
    • Is there a danger in a ministry becoming too big? 
    • Why engagement is a better metric than the number of followers
    • Why Catholic ministries shouldn’t feel like they have to give everything away for free 

    Resources mentioned:

    Instead of following me on Instagram, since I don’t have an Instagram, go follow Jesus! 

    Produced by ConsumerCatholic.com

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  • 29. Financial Independence for Catholics ft. Katie & Andrew Laflamme

    Today, I’m talking with Katie and Andrew Laflamme about the FIRE (financial independence – retire early) movement and personal finance from a Catholic perspective. Katie & Andrew met as missionaries and now have a baby girl with another baby on the way!

    Check out Andrew’s blog, A Fire of Faith. 

    Resources discussed:

    Previous podcast episodes referenced:

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  • 27. Investment Funds for Catholics to Consider: Part 1

    If you want to start investing as a Catholic and you’re wondering what your options are to do so, this is the episode for you! Remember, there are no publicly traded companies that brand themselves as Catholic. So to invest in a Catholic socially responsible way, you have to find companies that fall under the criteria of the USCCB’s investing guidelines. Luckily, multiple companies have already done this work for you! 

  • 7 Things to Know Before You Start Investing as a Catholic

    As part of my job, I talk about investing a lot. There’s a mindset around investing that often results in people feeling scared or confused, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I believe investing is something that we’re all capable of doing! Here are 7 things to know before you start investing in a Catholic socially responsible way.

  • Jesus Saved a Seat for You

    Lunch time typically brought on a fair amount of anxiety for me in elementary, middle, and high school. What if no one wanted to sit with me? What if I approached a table and everyone pretended they didn’t see me or said there were no seats left?

  • 17. What’s on your To-Be List?

    You might have a to-do list, but do you have a to-be list? If not, grab a pen and paper! I want you to write down all the adjectives you want to be. Loving, kind, caring, humble, you name it.

  • Purpose-driven Entrepreneurship ft. Brennan Costello

    In episode 16 of Treasures in Heaven, we feature Brennan Costello, the founder of the Everyday Prayer Co. Brennan teaches students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Entrepreneurship Program, but he also walks the walk by running his own businesses. His goal is to help people “pray without ceasing” inspired his latest venture.